Monday, November 1, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “All peoples on earth will be blessed" Genesis 12:1–24:67

Bob Zurinsky, assistant director of the Center for Worship, is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 2, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His talk is based on Genesis 12:1–24:67. “In the covenant with Abraham and Sarah we find God's new plan for the redemption of the world. Instead of destroying what has been ruined, God chooses one family out of all the people in order that 'all the peoples on earth will be blessed' through them. The choosing of this one nation is intended as the means for healing the world."

Flu Shots Available on Campus

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231 or attend the walk in clinic on Friday, November 5, 2:30–4 p.m. The cost is $20. Family members (age 15 and older) of faculty and staff who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive influenza shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit. Flu shots obtained at other preferred providers will be covered 100 percent (subject to the annual preventive care limit of $750). Contact Human Resources for benefit questions at 206-281-2809.

Thursday Food for Thought: Daniel Castelo

Daniel Castelo, associate professor of theology, reads from his work about the tension between the tradition of “divine impassibility" and the contemporary inclination toward affirming God as suffering. These discussions, he argues, have strong implications for the Christian understanding of God's character and action in the world. Bring a brown-bag lunch to the SPU Library's “Thursday Food for Thought," November 4, Library Reading Room, 12:30–1:15 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. More

Choirs in Concert

The SPU Concert, Chamber, Men's, and Women's choirs perform Friday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Gospel: Night of Worship

Enjoy stirring gospel music performances on Sunday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. For more information, call 206-286-7242. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

UW Autism Researcher on Campus

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) is proud to announce that Dr. Annette Estes from the University of Washington Autism Clinic will talk about her work on early interventions for autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday, November 9, 7–8 p.m. in the Science Building, room 112. Dr. Estes is the first speaker in a series of talks that mark the launching of the SPFC's “Initiative for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities." For more information about the initiative, contact Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson at or visit the website. More

Host a Student for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to extend hospitality to international students or other students whose homes are far away. If you are willing to include students in your Thanksgiving gathering, email Susan Lane, director of Multi-Ethnic Programs, at and let her know how many you can host. (Note: Students generally feel more comfortable if they can go with another student. Campus housing will remain open over the Thanksgiving weekend.)

Dining Deals at Falcon's Landing

Work overload, papers to grade, who has time to be healthy? Well, now you can! Come to Medley at Falcon's Landing for made-to-order salads. Back by popular demand, our salad creation this week is half-price. Grab a bottled water with your salad for just 50 cents. Also at Falcon's Landing, Grill 155 is offering a Mesquite Burger for only $1.49.

Winter Registration Starts Nov. 15

Registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will have a “Faculty Advisor Hold" and will seek to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Faculty advisors are able to remove this hold by going into the Banner Information System and then to the “Faculty Advisor Menu." Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 15. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 29. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Latest on iTunes U: Rick Steele on Writing Faith Statements

Rick Steele, professor of moral and historical theology, guides tenure candidates through the process of writing one's faith statement. His talk is titled “Writing Faith Statements: For Tenure, Promotion, and Third-Year Review Files." September 23, 2010. More

Amnesty International Chapter Invites Faculty, Staff to Join in Letter Writing

SPU's chapter of Amnesty International (AI) has been active for more than 20 years sponsoring letter-writing campaigns and campus events related to human-rights activism. This year, AI is again hosting a letter-writing table immediately before and following group. For faculty and staff who desire to participate in the letter-writing campaign, links to the person or issue of focus and model letters will be distributed electronically via email. If interested, contact Professor of Psychology Mícheál Roe at or 206-281-2252. In addition, AI will be hosting or co-hosting at least one faith/learning forum each quarter related to the Christian's call to human rights activism.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning, grassroots activist organization. AI has 2.8 million members, supporters, and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. AI undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Visit the website for more information. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Potluck

The SPU Asian-American Association (AAA) student club invites you to a “Get-to-Know-You" potluck dinner on Wednesday, November 3, at 6 p.m. in Falcon's Club Lounge. Please bring a dish to share. If you have questions, contact AAA President Kirsten Aranas at or AAA Advisor Susan Lane at

Heavenly Treasures Gift Fair This Friday

SPU will host a “Heavenly Treasures Gift Fair" on Friday, November 5, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Heavenly Treasures is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America. The organization assists craftsmen in developing countries find self-sufficiency and hope through their God-given abilities and talents. One hundred percent of all sale proceeds are reinvested back into their livelihood projects. You can change a life through your Christmas shopping! To learn more about Heavenly Treasures, visit their website. More

Good Seats Still Available for Sacred Sounds

Don't miss SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and other groups performing sacred and traditional Christmas music from around the world — Monday, November 29, and Tuesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $17 and $20 and can be purchased at Visit the website for more information. More

SFS Closed on November 5

Student Financial Services (SFS) will be closed on Friday, November 5, in order for the SFS staff to hold their annual all-day office planning retreat. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 8.

Last Week to Make Camp Casey Winter and Spring Reservations

Winter and spring reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are January 3 through June 13, 2011. Reservation requests are due by November 5. The winter and spring requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact the Camp Casey main office at 866-661-6604 or Select the link to request a reservation. More

Exhibit at Art Center Gallery

The Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery presents “Ripe," a group show on contemporary experiments in the still-life genre. Many of the paintings feature fruit, or other objects that are swelling, bursting, or decaying. The idea is to affirm the special character of the organic and the physical in a digital age that can seem cut off from the brute material facts of birth, life, woundedness, ecstasy, decay, and death. Artists include SPU art adjunct faculty Zack Bent and Natalie St. Martin, Seattle artists Eric Elliot and Christian van Minnen, and artists Linda Hutchins, Gregory Jacobsen, and Steven Levin. The exhibition is open through December 3. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website. More

Home Athletic Games This Week

Thursday, November 4
Women's Volleyball vs. Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 6
Women's soccer vs Central Washington, Interbay Stadium, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Wildlife Photo of the Week

“This is Bob the Buck, seen grazing and resting near the doe herd at Camp Casey outside the Alumni House and Office." Robyn Wynn, manager of Camp Casey conference services. Select the link for a larger photo of Bob. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, November 4. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 8.


Kato Speaks at Washington FCS Conference

Sharleen Kato, professor of family and consumer sciences, gave a presentation titled "C.T.E. Teaching Academies: Why They Offer So Much More than Careers in Education" at the joint Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Educators conference on October 25. WAFCS/WAFCSE is the annual state conference for Family and Consumer Science secondary education teachers. Sharleen serves on the executive boards for both organizations.

Hess Presents Paper at Management Conference

Dan Hess, professor of finance, presented his paper “Interest Rate Elasticity of Capitalization Rates" at the Mountain Plains Management Conference in Salt Lake City, October 19–20.

LaBrie, Steinke Present Paper at CBFA

Ryan LaBrie, associate professor of management and information systems, and Gerhard Steinke, professor of management and information systems, presented a paper titled “A Call for Deeper Integration of IT Ethics Into the Business Curriculum" at the Christian Business Faculty Association conference in Lakeland, Florida, October 21–23.

Karns Presents Papers at Business Conferences

Gary Karns, professor of marketing and associate dean for graduate studies, recently presented two papers. The first paper, “A New Vision for the Purpose of Business: Pursuing Human Flourishing in Emerging Economies Through the Stewardship Model," was presented at the European Academy of Business & Society in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 20–22. The second paper, “Alternate Views on the Purpose of Business: A Resource for Business Ethics Instruction," was presented at the Global Conference on Business & Economics in Rome, Italy, October 15–16.

Grauf-Grounds, Sellers Present at National Health Care Conference

Claudia Grauf-Grounds, professor and chair of marriage and family therapy, and Tina Schermer Sellers, director of medical family therapy and instructor in marriage and family therapy, presented a seminar titled "Strategies for Empowering Families with Chronic Illness" at the Collaborative Family Health Care Association's annual conference. The conference, “Remaking National Health Care –Collaborative Care for a Healthier America," was October 21–23, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sellers Speaker at International Sexual Health Conference

Tina Schermer Sellers, director of medical family therapy and instructor in marriage and family therapy, presented a paper at the international conference of Positive Sexual Health Family Planning in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 17. The title of her presentation was "Beloved Sex – Healing Shame and Restoring the Sacred to Sexuality."

Welcome, Ryan Ingersoll

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Ryan Ingersoll as the new library microsystems coordinator.


Davis on KING-5 on Election Night

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis will be a guest political commentator on Tuesday, November 2, on KING-TV (Channel 5).


Faculty Positions

School of Business and Economics, Business Ethics
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Theology, Christian Ministry Position

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the website or call 206-281-2508 with any questions about a job opening, or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

Staff Positions

Assistant Director of Admissions, Communication and Processing, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director of Campus and Casey Conference Services, University Services
Campus Program Coordinator (.8, 10-months), Student Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the website or stop by the Human Resources office. You can also call Employment Manager Kathleen Abbott at 206-281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

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